A proposal to eliminate the section of the Riverhead Town Code that divvies up false alarm fines 70-30 between the local fire districts and the town was opposed by one fire district and supported by another at a public hearing on Tuesday. (more…)
Former New York governor George Pataki won’t be marketing the Enterprise Park at Calverton after all — but he may represent companies that want to buy land there. (more…)
GlobalFoundaries, a Silicon Valley-based company described as a spinoff of computer chip giant AMD, has expressed interest in building a plant that would manufacture semiconducters in Calverton, Supervisor Sean Walter said.
“They did send somebody to look at the property around Columbus Day,” Mr. Walter said. “Unfortunately, because we haven’t moved quickly, now they (GlobalFoundaries) are looking at property in Delaware” as well.
After balancing its budget with $750,000 in projected revenues next year from either selling off or leasing land at the town-owned Enterprise Park at Calverton — namely to companies aiming to sell energy to the Long Island Power Authority — Riverhead Town had one project given a green light by LIPA on Wednesday that may end up covering the gap.
On Wednesday, LIPA’s Board of Trustees selected four solar projects from Calverton with which to start negotiating power purchase agreements. While three are with firms planning to lease private lands, one of them was at EPCAL with Hecate Energy, LLC. (more…)
While Riverhead Town officials are still waiting for state approval of a 50-lot subdivision of the Enterprise Park at Calverton land it owns, Supervisor Sean Walter said Thursday that he now favors selling that approved subdivision map to developers and letting them be responsible for building roads and infrastructure at the site, rather than the town.
The cost of building the roads and infrastructure at EPCAL has been estimated at more than $20 million, money Mr. Walter says the town doesn’t have. (more…)
A room full of people showed up to town hall on Wednesday night at a public hearing on a study regarding the future of Enterprise Park at Calverton, and they weren’t happy about language in it that pointed to 300 housing units — as well as retail uses — down the line.
Last night, one of the planners who helped write out the study — which explores subdividing the 2,400 town-owned acres into 50 separate lots, 42 of which could be sold by the town — explained where the idea came from. (more…)
The thought of placing housing and retail uses at the Enterprise Park at Calverton weren’t very popular at a public hearing Wednesday night on Riverhead Town’s reuse plan for the former Grumman site. (more…)